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In This Great Service: A Theological and Political Defense of Monarchy

I just discovered this blog and I thought this post was really thought provoking as it made me look again at the founding of America but through a different perspective.  It also has made me rethink my view of monarchy and take another, but this time more skeptical, look at what is essentially my perhaps ungrounded assumption that the republican/democracy system is obviously superior to the alternatives.

Orthodox in the District

Laurits Tuxen's 1898 Coronation of Nicholas II and Alexandra Feodorovna. Laurits Tuxen’s 1898 Coronation Portrait of Nicholas II and Alexandra Feodorovna.

“Lord God of our fathers, and King of Kings, Who created all things by Thy word, and by Thy wisdom has made man, that he should walk uprightly and rule righteously over Thy world; Thou hast chosen me as . . . judge over Thy people. I acknowledge Thy unsearchable purpose towards me, and bow in thankfulness before Thy Majesty. Do Thou, my Lord and Governor, fit me for the work to which Thou hast sent me; teach me and guide me in this great service. May there be with me the wisdom which belongs to Thy throne; send it from Thy Holy Heaven, that I may know what is well-pleasing in Thy sight, and what is right according to Thy commandment. May my heart be in Thy hand, to accomplish all that is to the profit of the…

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One thought on “In This Great Service: A Theological and Political Defense of Monarchy

  1. Thanks so much for sharing this, James! My intention in writing this was to indeed be as thought-provoking as possible, so that people, especially those in favor of democratic republicanism, would challenge and hopefully re-think their prior assumptions about the ideal forms of governance. Best wishes, Ryan Hunter

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